Any girl’s first-aid kit
Meghan Trainor isn’t all about the bass this time around with her new album release Thank You. Thank You is like the girl’s ultimate first-aid kit, attending to all needs from mascara-running heartbreaks to champagne-filled nights out. Trainor has always been all about girl-power since her hit single “All About That Bass” which encouraged girls of all sizes to embrace their bodies just the way they are. This album in particular follows up on this topic of self-empowerment and has a handful of songs that will no doubt bring out the inner Beyoncé in anyone.
This lengthy 15-track album covers everything from girl-power, lovesickness and BFF’s. “Watch Me Do,” “Me Too,” “I Love Me” and “Woman Up” are tracks that truly embrace the inner queen status. In “Watch Me Do,” Trainor sings a groovy number filled with attitude and the Instagram-caption worthy line, “I’ve been on a low-hater diet.” “Me Too” is one hell of a catchy number and will turn heads with its sick Will.I.Am-like beat. It will be really hard not to sing the chorus line, “If I was you, I’d wanna be me too” by the end of the song. Having a Pharrell Williams-type of vibe, “I Love Me” features LunchMoney Lewis and will certainly get those hands clapping along to the beat. Just as straightforward as the song title, “I Love Me” expresses her love for herself and acceptance of who she is. “Woman Up” is an ultimate cool and sassy dance number bound to get those hips moving.
Megan Trainor even has songs for the anti-boy feels. Trainor knows what she wants when it comes to men and in “Better” featuring Yo Gotti, she makes it clear that she does deserve better than some average Joe through a chill mellow number. “No” has been quite the radio-hit since its release as a single in March of 2016. With a very catchy melody, the lyrics lay out the manual for every girl who is getting hit on at the club.
“Kindly Calm Me Down” hits the soft spot, asking for her lover to patiently deal with her roller coaster ride of emotions and to calm her down when the tears start to roll. Her mother, Kelli Trainor is featured in a very cute musical thank-you number titled, “Mom.” Sending lots of love and thank you’s, Trainor speaks out to the ultimate girl’s best friend, her mom. A short but sweet phone call is exchanged between the two in the middle of the song adding to the cute-ness overload.
“Hopeless Romantic” and “Just A Friend To You” both are very sweet acoustic sing-a-long numbers. A mix of an EDM beat with Ariana Grande is what “Champagne Problems” sounds like. With quite the realistic girl-problem lyrics describing a typical night out, it’s a light but catchy EDM number.
After listening to this 15-track self-empowering album, it is no doubt going to leave girls (or anyone for the matter of fact) motivated to put on their highest heels, their reddest lipstick, that dress to impress and hit out on their ‘champagne problems’. The lyrics are another aspect of this album worth paying attention to. It is a very 2016-based album mentioning Uber rides, dying iPhones and malfunctioning Wi-Fi connection. One could say this album is similar to one of Carly Rae Jepsen or of Ariana Grande; it’s girly and catchy. Despite its clichéd nature, it holds together on its own as a strong album on which the majority of the songs are very enjoyable.